DOH: New COVID-19 cases on May 29-June 4 down 22% to 9,107

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 5) — New COVID-19 cases logged from May 29 to June 4 fell to 9,107 from 11,667 in the previous week, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Monday.

In its weekly bulletin, the DOH said the average number of cases recorded each day was 1,301 — 22% lower than the infections tallied on May 22 to 28.

Of the new infections, 77 are in critical condition, while 559 critical patients are in hospitals, reflecting 10.6% of total COVID-19 admissions in the country.

Health officials also confirmed 10 deaths caused by the virus, including three between May 22 and June 4.

As of June 4, the country confirmed 4.14 million COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began, with more than 4.06 million recoveries, and at least 66,400 deaths.

Meanwhile, active cases declined to 13,808 from over 16,000 during the previous week.

The DOH said the number of people vaccinated against COVID-19 remained at over 78 million or the full target population, while 23 million people received booster shots.

The count of senior citizens vaccinated with the primary doses stood at 7.1 million or 82.16% of the target A2 population.

The first batch of the bivalent COVID-19 vaccines, allotted as third booster dose for health care workers and senior citizens, arrived in the country at the weekend.